Sunday, January 6, 2013

Low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting as a uvular mass.

Low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting as a uvular mass.

Dec 2012


Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 629, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.


Uvular enlargement may occur acutely as a result of infection, allergy, or trauma. Squamous cell carcinoma may present as a progressively enlarging uvular mass. Primary MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma of the uvula and a neuroendocrine tumor of the parapharyngeal space presenting as a uvular mass have each been previously described in the literature. Here we present a case of low-grade B-cell lymphoma presenting as a uvular mass in a 55-year-old patient with progressive throat swelling and dysphagia.

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